General Practice

What do we mean when we talk about improvement in general practice?

The increasing demand for services provided in primary care means we are under pressure to deliver more and more. How we manage this growing workload has an impact on the quality of care we are able to provide our patients.

The Safer General Practice (Safer GP) programme is a new area of work introduced to Safer Salford in 2019, and is aligned to support practices work towards core elements of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Practices within each neighbourhood in Salford will be supported to work together on a shared improvement aim, with access to improvement expertise, resources and methodologies.


Broughton: to reduce wait times for routine appointments

Eccles and Irlam: to reduce incidence of high blood glucose (Hba1C) for patients with diabetes

Ordsall and Claremont: to increase uptake of cytology / cervical smears

Swinton: to improve attendance for childhood asthma reviews

Walkden and Little Hulton: to reduce daily intake of morphine equivalent medications for patients on high prescriptions

<strong>Improvement resources:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Programme Summary</a> Content for <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Session 1</a> (planning improvement) and <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Session 2</a> (leading improvement) <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Understanding the problem toolkit: process mapping, spaghetti diagrams and the 5 whys</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Project Summary Template</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Measurement Strategy Template</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Charting Template</a> (run chart and SPC) <strong>Case Study:¬†</strong> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Quality Improvement in Action: Primary Care Networks</a>  

Find out more about our Safer General Practice work